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Idris Elba Interview and Takers Trailer

Posted in Film, interview, Trailers/Video by flicksandbits on September 20, 2009

Check out my quick interview with one of the nicest and most talented men in the film industry – Idris Elba

A lot of your acting roles have been very diverse from a Marine, to a devoted single father, to a Drug Kingpin and even Stringer Bell – was very different to your role as a drug lord in American Gangster how do you pick your roles is it on purpose that there so diverse?

Idris Elba: Yeah definitely I want to smash out as many sides of who I am, acting is definitely an extension of your personality, you definitely have to have your idiosyncrasies when you learn your lines but you have to bring your own personality to the character. Honestly Matthew in the last five years I’ve realized I’ve got so many different personality’s I think I’ve got a disorder in my head (laughs), it’s hard to squeeze all these personality’s into one character so with every role I get a chance to show something different so I’ve definitely been lucky to not just play one stereotype character to pay the bills.

Yeah especially with the Stringer Bell character being so big did you get a lot of offers for similar roles?

Idris Elba: Yeah continuously, people want to see you play the same thing, just like if you’re a musician if you put out a banging hip hop album then next you go on a rock tip your probably gonna lose your audience but if you show your officially diverse in everyway I think people will go with you.

So how was it like working with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe two of the biggest actors of the last two decades?

Idris Elba: I didn’t actually work with Russell you know. Denzel’s intense, definitely intense. I haven’t really said this to anyone before but with Denzel when your working with someone at that level he’s at you just bring you’re A game, you’ll fall on your face if your nervous, you have to be a hundred percent and with Denzel he didn’t show up to the set, his character showed up to the set, you didn’t get any more than that, so whatever his character was feeling about my character that’s what you got, so if you shake his hand and his character didn’t like yours he’s not really shaking your hand, there’s no conversation or friendly banter because his character and my character had proper beef. I remember filming one of the scenes I said hello to Denzel and he kinda dissed me and later I realized he was in character but it pissed me off, I felt too myself fuck him then and that came across in the film.

His character took you out though man that was a harsh way to go you have to get him back?

Idris Elba: (Laughs) I got him back believe me (laughs). I like Denzel as an actor I’d love to do a film with him for a good six months and carve out some real shit and delve into the characters were playing and merk it you know.

Are the American audience shocked by your English accent?

Idris Elba: (Laughs) A lot of them don’t know I’m English, they’ll think I’m doing a great English accent, I have to tell some people I’m not actually Stringer Bell

How do you follow the football I know you support Arsenal?

Idris Elba: I try to keep up, Fox Sports have it I think and in LA there’s so many English, you bump into a geezer over there and ask what’s the score mate, they’ll be like (in an American accent) Arsenal played Chelsea today and they kicked some ass dude but the referee is an asshole dude (Laughs)

Have you got any last words or shout outs?

Idris Elba: Boy big shout out to East London, Forest Gate my old manor, big up Quincy the comedian big up my boy Boogie that’s my team man, I’ve got too big up Vanessa, Chantelle, I love coming back home and with the music and the films I wanna celebrate it back home in London and spread it.

Idris Elba will next be in Cinemas with Taker – also starring Matt Dillon, Michael Ealy, Chris Brown, Paul Walker, T.I.,  and Hayden Christensen

Harry Brown Trailer

Posted in Film, Trailers/Video by flicksandbits on September 18, 2009

Really looking forward to this!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My cousin and a couple friends went to the  test screenin and really enjoyed it(I was meant to go to a screening two weeks ago but the London Underground f**ked me about!)

Set in modern-day Britain, HARRY BROWN follows one man’s (Sir Michael Caine) journey through a chaotic world where drugs are the currency of the day and guns run the streets. A modest law-abiding citizen, Harry Brown is a retired Marine and a widower who lives alone on a depressed housing estate. His only company is his best friend Leonard (David Bradley). When Leonard is murdered by a gang of thugs, Harry feels compelled to act and is forced to dispense his own brand of justice. As he bids to clean up the run-down estate where he lives, his actions bring him into conflict with the police, led by investigating officer DCI Frampton (Emily Mortimer) and Charlie Creed-Miles.

In Cinemas November 13th

The Soloist In UK Cinemas 25th September

Posted in Film, Trailers/Video by flicksandbits on September 17, 2009

Really looking forward to this, I’m a big fan of Robert Downey Jnr, Jamie Foxx and the director Joe Wright. The film has been held back for well over a year now, but now is released in the September 25th. Check out some clips and the trailer below

In “The Soloist,” an emotionally soaring drama about the redemptive power of music, journalist Steve Lopez (Oscar® nominee Robert Downey Jr.) discovers Nathaniel Anthony Ayers (Oscar® winner Jamie Foxx), a former classical music prodigy, playing his violin on the streets of L.A. As Lopez endeavors to help the homeless man find his way back, a unique friendship is formed, one that transforms both their lives. “The Soloist” is directed by Joe Wright (Golden Globe winner for Best Drama and Oscar® nominee for Best Picture “Atonement”).

Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee Trailer

Posted in Film, Trailers/Video by flicksandbits on September 8, 2009

I’m really looking forward to this Shane Meadows is one of my favorite directors, Dead Mans Shoes is in my top 10 films of all time and I really enjoyed This Is England and Somers Town.

Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee is an improvised, low-budget mockumentary shot over five days which follows Le Donk and Scor-Zay-Zee. Fifteen years ago Le Donk seemed to have it all. Now his life is shit. Le Donk has lived, loved and learned. Along the way, he’s lost a classy girlfriend in Olivia (Olivia Colman), but gained a talented sidekick in Nottingham rap prodigy Scor-Zay-Zee (who’s been around for ages, his track Great Britain is a UK Hip Hop classic) AKA Dean Palinczuk (playing himself) whom he decides to take on a road trip that he hopes will change both their lives forever. With Meadows and his fly-on-the-wall crew in tow, Donk sets out to make his protege Scorz-Ayz-Ee a star with a little help from British indie-rock icons The Arctic Monkeys.